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CubsfansareDRUNK
10-30-2005, 01:49 AM
Braves tab McDowell as pitching coach
Ex-Major League reliever replaces Mazzone in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Roger McDowell has no trepidations about replacing Leo Mazzone. He's simply thrilled that his first opportunity to be a pitching coach at the Major League level will come with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves announced Saturday night that McDowell is their new pitching coach. He'll fill the role vacated by Mazzone, who last week accepted an offer to become the Orioles' pitching coach.

"This is a tremendous opportunity," McDowell said. "It's a great honor to be given this chance with the Braves. Everybody knows about the success they've had with their pitching in the past 15 or 16 years."

McDowell, 44, spent the past two seasons as the pitching coach for the Las Vegas 51's, the Triple-A affiliate for the Dodgers. He ended a 12-year Major League career after the 1996 season and got back into the coaching ranks as the pitching coach for the Class A South Georgia Waves in 2002.



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LuvSox
10-30-2005, 01:51 AM
He's the spitter on the gravely road!!!! :D:

buehrle4cy05
10-30-2005, 01:51 AM
Damn, thought that was Black Jack until I actually read the content.

I don't think there's anybody availible that could replace Mazzone. Don't look now, but the Braves could lose that run of 14 straight division titles in 2006.

Chips
10-30-2005, 01:54 AM
Damn, thought that was Black Jack until I actually read the content.

I don't think there's anybody availible that could replace Mazzone. Don't look now, but the Braves could lose that run of 14 straight division titles in 2006.

I thought it was Black Jack too. I still can't understand why Mazzone would leave Atlanta for Baltimore.

TheOldRoman
10-30-2005, 01:12 AM
I thought it was Black Jack too. I still can't understand why Mazzone would leave Atlanta for Baltimore.
Baltimore's new manager is his best friend.

DSpivack
10-30-2005, 03:23 AM
No pressure, Roger.

VenturaSoxFan23
10-30-2005, 01:43 PM
Something tells me Atlanta will lead the league in saves, WHIP & practical jokes on unsuspecting announcers with this acquisition.

mantis1212
10-30-2005, 01:57 PM
I thought it was Black Jack too. I still can't understand why Mazzone would leave Atlanta for Baltimore.


$$$ from what I hear, he wasn't making squat in Atlanta

Garland_IS_God
10-30-2005, 02:06 PM
Im glad it wasn't Black Jack. If Cooper decides to go to the Yankees, I'd love to see Black Jack as the new pitching coach.